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California Cool in the Castro-Bathroom contemporary bathroom
 

California Cool in the Castro-Bathroom

This Castro neighborhood remodel presented the challenge of transfroming two rather ordinary, window-less bathrooms into modern spa-like rooms. We drew upon water for our inspiration to create a cool and refreshing feeling. The master bathroom tone is established by Carrera marble floors and walls of handmade glass mosaic tiles the color of water flecked with subtle streaks of dark red. A wall-hung wood vanity inspired by a piece of modernist furniture appears to float above the floor. Decorative light fixtures placed directly on the wall-to-wall mirrors bring together the tones of the wood cabinet, polished chrome plumbing fixtures and white porcelain sink. At the powder room, a backlit shoji screen in a narrow slot opposite the vanity was introduced as a lighting element, creating the impression of natural light from a window. Photos by Mark Brand.
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Andaloro Construction and Design wrote:
Construction question - Hi Mark, I love the look of the tub surround/alcove and have a client interested in a similar style. How did you deal with the fact of water hitting the drywall at either end of the tub? Is there a particular product you used to prevent water from damaging the drywall. Thanks, Brian Andaloro
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HI Brian. This is a minimal use guest bathroom for a client with no kids. It is mostly used as a powder room. The occasional guest has to be careful and wipe up after using the tub. It is a case of aesthetics over practicality and not for everyone.
November 7, 2013 at 11:29am   
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smakras wrote:
What band is the tub??? - Great looking bathroom. I like the drop-in tub and wondering the brand..
   Comment   November 1, 2013
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Thank you. It is by Neptune. The model is Zen.
November 2, 2013 at 7:35am      Thanked by smakras
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lindaandmike132 wrote:
Faucet? - I'm looking for a nice wall faucet in stainless since the suite I've chosen doe not include one. Thanks!
   Comment   September 13, 2013
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Thanks.
October 19, 2013 at 11:42am   
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penlentz
Me too. I love the way you incorporated those beautiful proportions into your design. The elements are very pleasing. The line of the shelf, the planes, the palette and the texture...it's all wonderful! Thank you for sharing your work.
October 29, 2013 at 6:33pm   
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kedu wrote:
I'm looking for a paint colour like this what is it called
   Comment   May 29, 2013
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At the risk of being simplistic, it is white. The greenness of the photo comes from the stone.
June 10, 2013 at 12:00pm     
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mcderha wrote:
What tiles did you use on the wall?
   Comment   July 19, 2012
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Realstone Systems
This looks just like Bluestone Shadowstone. It can be purchased at your local Realstone dealer, with locations all over the US.
http://www.realstonesystems.com/
April 19, 2013 at 7:31am   
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Mark Brand Architecture
It is Himarchal White Cladding from IslandStone.
December 17, 2013 at 9:09am     
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agreen wrote:
did you use a finish for the wood accent so it was moisture resistant? how did you mount it to the wall/mirror...this is awesome!!!
   Comment   February 8, 2011
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We used a clear finish. It was mounted to the wall with steel dowels welded to a metal bar attached to and let-in to the wall studs.
December 14, 2013 at 1:53am   
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926763326 wrote:
Love the rock tub face & wall! What tile accompanies this in the shower??
     Comment   January 18, 2011
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This photo is the tub/shower, but it is not for everyday use. If you look at the other photos in this series (visit my profile) you will see a closeup of the hand shower. In the other bathroom in this house we used Mantra from Walker Zanger for the shower.
December 14, 2013 at 1:58am   
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chiggs wrote:
I'm curious about the brand of the bathtub and the dimensions
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hkarro
does the shelf cut into/go on top of the mirror or is that a reflection
June 8, 2013 at 12:59pm   
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Zuma cd series
September 30, 2013 at 7:24pm   
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zogyzog wrote:
size ? - Hi, I really like your bathroom, can you please tell me what's the size of the bathtub? Many thanks :-)
   Comment   December 1, 2012

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